Make an informed decision
Pre-Purchase Building Inspections
for North Auckland
Don’t just hope that your new house will be okay, speak to experts. Our qualified building inspectors will let you know if you’re making a good choice.
You’ll thanks us later.
See Exactly What You’re Getting Into
The comprehensive room-by-room written pre-purchase report covers the overall condition of the property, gives a clear summary of the main issues and relevant full colour photos.
Craig Smith has over twenty years’ experience in the building industry and can give you expert advice on how to proceed.
Kiwi House Inspections’ pre-purchase building assessments are suitable for all kinds of buildings: your home, investment property, baches and commercial buildings. They are suitable for loan applications.
Make an informed decision
Get an impartial third-party opinion from an expert. Gain a thorough understanding of the investment you’re about to make and get answers you can live with by having the house checked over by a registered building inspector.
Reliable pre-purchase building reports require familiarity with construction, maintenance, council building codes and objectivity. Most home buyers find it difficult to remain unemotional about such an enormous decision and even the most experienced home owner lacks the expertise and knowledge of a professional building inspector.
For the vendor, an inspection report shows transparency and honesty. A building report will identify any potential areas of concern so they can be fixed before becoming points for negotiation.
A pre-sale inspection report gives confidence to prospective buyers and can mean your house or property will sell more quickly.
What is a Pre-purchase Building Report?
A building inspection is an invaluable step in the process of purchasing a new home, existing home or commercial property. It provides a report on the current condition of the property and outlines any up-coming issues. A pre-purchase report is written to NZS 4306:2005 standards. It covers all aspects of the structural integrity of the dwelling and includes a council file search.
- Site: driveway, fencing, drainage, retaining walls, decks and patios
- Outbuildings: garages and carports
- Roofing: roof cladding, fascia, eaves, gables, flashings, chimneys, aerials, penetrations
- Drainage: guttering, downpipes, gully traps
- Exterior: cladding, flashings, joinery
- Interior: walls, ceilings, door & window joinery, floor coverings, electrical, dry rot and insulation
- Kitchen: joinery units, oven, plumbing, tapware
- Bathroom: showers, toilets, baths, plumbing, tapware, cabinetry
- Structure: alterations and additions, overall condition, sub-floor, ceiling space, insulation
- Moisture: non-invasive moisture meter checks, both inside and out
- Building Regulations: code of compliance checks, conformity with current building regulations
Building Reports That Give You the Full Picture
You put yourself in a better negotiating position when you are fully informed. It is easier to agree to a price and other conditions when there is a credible report to base negotiations on.
You may wish to purchase a building that needs some repairs because the price is right. Beware: going into the sale without an inspection report could mean big costs for hidden issues.
A pre-purchase building inspection lets you know exactly what needs to be done to bring the building up to where you’d like it to be.